Portland Trail Blazers at Houston Rockets - 1/28/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Houston Rockets (7-9) vs Portland Trail Blazers (9-7)
Game Info: Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Toyota Center)
Betting Odds: Houston Rockets -2.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets meet Thursday in NBA action at the Toyota Center.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 115.4 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 116.3 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 28.7 points and seven assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 26.7 points and 3.9 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony is the third double-digit scorer and Gary Trent Jr. is grabbing 1.6 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 81.4 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game.
The Houston Rockets look to build on their three-game winning streak. The Houston Rockets are averaging 110.5 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 109.9 points on 45 percent shooting. Christian Wood is averaging 23.5 points and 10.8 rebounds while Victor Oladipo is averaging 21.8 points and 4.8 assists. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and John Wall is grabbing four rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game.
The Trail Blazers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Rockets are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite. The over is 17-7 in Trail Blazers last 24 road games. The under is 10-2-1 in Rockets last 13 overall. The Trail Blazers are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
The Portland Trail Blazers are finding ways to keep their head above water, but they're still a banged up team that I'm not sure I trust against good teams or on the road. The Houston Rockets are playing their best ball of the season right now and the talent was always there to do something. The Rockets aren't the title contender they've been in the past, but they have some solid pieces that can surprise folks in the West. I'll lay the bucket.